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People walk by a departures monitor at the Rome Leonardo da Vinci international airport, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Italians woke up to yet further virus-containment restrictions after Premier Giuseppe Conte ordered restaurants, cafes and retail shops closed after imposing a nationwide lockdown on personal movement. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

If you can, stay home

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In this photo taken Feb. 8, 2020 and released by Xinhua News Agency, medical workers discuss patients' treatment near a Communist Party flag at the "Wuhan Living Room" temporary hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. As the rest of the world grapples with a burgeoning virus outbreak, China's ruling Communist Party has turned to its propaganda playbook to portray its leader as firmly in charge, leading an army of health workers in a "people's war" against the disease. (Gao Xiang/Xinhua via AP)

COVID-19 pandemic is the stuff of thrillers

A reader wrote me and stated that the COVID-19 outbreak was a Communist Chinese plot to destroy Western economies. He had no proof, but he is not alone in thinking that China or someone else intentionally spread the COVID-19.

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

America First: Let's make it permanent

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Once upon a time, the idea of America taking care of America was a given. Even for Democrats. Then came Donald Trump, and suddenly, America First became radical. Why? Because Democrats decided they wanted to score political points more than they wanted to serve the American citizens, that's why.

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrives for his daily news conference at the presidential palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Lopez Obrador's government is reluctant to implement some of the extreme measures and lockdowns seen in Europe or the United States to help stop the worldwide spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Lopez Obrador puts Mexico at risk by failing to take pandemic seriously

After wreaking havoc across Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., China's coronavirus landed in Latin America at end of February. Almost immediately, leaders in the region clamped down, closing borders, shutting down flights and instituting costly yet responsible social distancing procedures to prevent a dangerous outbreak.

President Bush and Vice President Quayle, circa 1989 Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Whatever happened to Dan Quayle?

He was the 44th vice president of the United States in the George H.W. Bush administration, but for the last 20 years, Dan Quayle has stayed mostly away from the unfriendly glare of political life. I called him to get his thoughts on the coronavirus and the current political scene.

Judy Lipinski touches the back of her husband U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski as he concedes the Democratic primary election to Progressive Marie Newman during a press conference at his election headquarters in Oak Lawn, Ill., Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 2020. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Last pro-life Democrat Dan Lipinski loses to Marie Newman

For decades, the pro-abortion wing of the Democratic Party has tried to show pro-life Democrats the door. In Tuesday's primary they finally succeeded in driving out one of the last pro-life Democrats in Congress, Dan Lipinski, who has served the 3rd Congressional District of Illinois for 15 years.

'Darling Rose Gold' (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Darling Rose Gold'

Stephanie Wrobel begins "Darling Rose Gold" with crucial information from Patty Watts, one of the two protagonists. "My daughter didn't have to testify against me. She chose to. It's Rose Gold's fault I went to prison."

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